The Greek word "anabasis" means a journey from the outer edge of a country into the interior. It's a perfect metaphor for the innerspace journeys we take with ambient music.
Since the early 1980s one of the masters of this experience has been the Australian/Irish group DEAD CAN DANCE. Their music has been described as "soundscapes of mesmerizing grandeur and solemn beauty."
Led by the dramatic contralto vocalist LISA GERRARD and guitarist and vocalist BRENDAN PERRY, the group has had international success and set the standard for musicians in the creative World Fusion, Gothic and Dark Ambient genres.
Since 1995 LISA GERRARD has also released a series of powerful solo albums and collaborations with musicians PIETER BOURKE, PATRICK CASSIDY and MARCELLO DE FRANCISCI. As if that weren't enough, she's also become an A-list composer of film soundtracks, collaborating with HANS ZIMMER, PIETER BOURKE, ENNIO MORRICONE, JEFF RONA, and MICHAEL STEARNS.
On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE we highlight the music of LISA GERRARD, DEAD CAN DANCE and their collaborators, on a program called ANABASIS.